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Coal miner injured at Belmont Co. mine

Updated: Friday, November 8 2013, 03:26 PM EST

By: NEWS9 and Crissy Clutter
BELMONT COUNTY, Ohio --

A coal miner is recovering after he was injured at the Century Mine in Belmont County on Friday morning.

A press release sent to NEWS9 from officials at Murray Energy Corp. stated that, "A very experienced continuous miner operator was apparently injured today when he positioned his body between a continuous miner cable handling device and a rib of coal. This occurred when he pulled the continuous miner cable handing device against his body."

A medical helicopter was called to the scene, but officials said the miner had no visible injuries and he was speaking with medical personnel.

Per company policy, the man was transported to a Morgantown-area hospital. His name and condition had not been released as of noon.

Coal miner injured at Belmont Co. mine


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